Erich Schwarz is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He uses comparative nematode genomics to decipher both parasitic disease and fundamental biology. His current projects include defining vaccine targets in the zoonotic hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum, identifying genes associated with host-specificity in the hookworm Necator americanus, and identifying heat-resistance genes that preadapt the pseudoparasite Rhabditella axei to infecting mammals.
Awards & Honors
Honorary Senior Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary Biosciences, University of Melbourne